Holly, Buddy - What To Do Lyrics




What to do
Now that she doesn't want me
That's what haunts me
What to do

What to do
To keep from being lonely
Want her only
What to do

The record hops
And all the happy times we had
The soda shop
The walks to school now makes me sad

Oh, what to do
I know my heart ache's showin'
Still not knowin'
What to do





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  1. Alf Ching

    Buddy Holly and Eddie Cochran,and not forgetting Patsy Cline,What a tremendous Loss,R I P

  2. Chan Boon Yeoh

    Yes he represented the good image of a Rock and Roll star.He was neatly dressed his hair short and well trimmed.Unlike the Beatles and the Rolling Stones who stormed the world music barely five years after Holly's death,the latter was a role model for youths.

  3. Chan Boon Yeoh

    Yes he was a genius when it comes to Rock and Roll.But tragically his life was cut short by a plane crash on 3 February 1959.It is already sixty years since that plane crash that took his life.
    What if had Buddy Holly lived?Would he be a match for the all conquering Fab Four the Beatles?
    By late 1958 just before the ill fated Winter Dance Party tour,Buddy Holly had come up with several new songs such as "Learning the Game."
    Well who knows in 1960 or 1961 Buddy Holly might even steal the thunder from the King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley.
    Holly's genius is that he wrote and then sang most of his songs.

  4. Jim Farrell

    Every time I think back to my GREAT school days in Brooklyn, I think of this song! Great stuff!

  5. John Meegan

    Who else has lots of moment when they think to themsleves what to do

  6. Reg Silverside

    Great song Buddy.

  7. Tonetwisters

    Was this the Fireballs version? Jazzmaster?

  8. spib65

    My favourite Buddy Holly song,..what a superb number

  9. Brandon Karcic

    "Her record pops" is one of the best metaphors I've ever heard.

    Michael Wyllie

    Brandon Karcic it says “the record hops”

  10. Rob Jontay

    My version is clipped at the head. Google Buddy Apartment tapes. Original so much more in Buddys style. I hope Mr. Petty at least paid Buddys widowed bride the money he never sent to Buddy before he died....

  11. Rob Jontay

    Buddy was NOT on this recording session. It was his vocal and acoustic guitar only from the Apartment recordings he did in the NYC apartment he shared with his newlywed wife. The tapes were overdubbed by two seperate producers who with Maria Elenas blessing released them on two seperate labels. I can only listen to the apartment versions of these songs. I feel a little like Buddy was going to release these as a solo and produce them himself on his own label TAUPE records.

  12. MrAlsfan5

    Such a wonderful catalogue of music in such a short time. That's called genius.

  13. Robert Hughes

    Imagine the fabulous songs we would have had if he hadn’t died, R.I.P. genius.

  14. Ronald Jillings

    silent thoughts xx !

  15. Georgie Thumbs

    Music doesn't get any better than this

  16. goldcup11

    A true musical genius at his finest. Nearly 60yrs ago now, and yet still nobody to match his unique talent. RIP Sir.

    Aaron P

    Well said goldcup11.

    Justin C.

    Aaron P and the same from me 👍 what a legend in the so little time as a musician

  17. Spanky McFarland

    Saw a 50's concert over the weekend. What a surprise, some songs brought tears to my eyes.  It was the joy of the 50's relived, and what I wouldn't give to hear and see Buddy again.  snifffff

  18. Buddy Holly

    What to do when the song is over just start it over

  19. fullmoon

    shame they over dub ... buddy solo better

    Bluddy Brilliant

    +fullmoon and That's what They Say - original far better than the dubbed over later one !

    Daniel Pereira

    if u search for undubbed versions u can find it (on spotifiy)

    not sure if its the case for all of them however

    Rob Jontay

    Buddy was unavailable. Listen to The Apartment tapes songs. If you like Buddy you'll be amazed.

  20. studas2011

    Definitely my favourite song from Buddy.

  21. John Meegan

    Reminds me of me over Christmas break and summer  

  22. Donny Pinedo

    What to do
    Now that she doesn't want me
    That's what haunts me
    What to do
    What to do
    To keep from being lonely
    Want her only
    What to do
    The record hops
    And all the happy times we had
    The soda shop
    The walks to school now makes me sad
    Oh, what to do
    I know my heart ache's showin'
    Still not knowin'
    What to do

    Lee Bridge

    When I used to listen to this I always thought the lyric was 'Water only'   :)

  23. mikenewcomb

    One of Buddy's very long list of hits.
    Over 50 years since first hearing, to this day whenever hearing again, I recall instantly that location.
    Thankyou for downloading.

  24. Louis Payne

    love ya buddy

  25. John Mason

    With us for such a short time'
    Thanks for this

  26. bitchboysi

    DEFFINATELY BEST BUDDY'S SONG !

  27. astroboirap

    haha i know man, i was being ironic. buddy rocks.

  28. Ryan Frostad

    Buddy Holly was not a hipster. No stupid looking fedora. No scruffy beard and most of all no pretentiousness. Buddy Holly wasn't trying to be cool as hipsters forever do. He was cool.

  29. MrAlsfan5

    Very few styles were available in those days.

  30. MrAlsfan5

    His music is as fresh and upbeat as it was in 1959. Great to hear again.

  31. john turrell

    my dad used to have a tattoo saying (rock and roll will never die) he was right , god bless ya dad

  32. astroboirap

    haha rave on my friend

  33. RickGibbonsOfficial

    Correction: Hipster glasses are a bit Buddy Holly.

  34. astroboirap

    his glasses are a bit hipster

  35. Dylan Luebberke

    amazing just amazing and clear as a whistle, thank u and buddy